1 vote

Tinker's Hollow Bridge


Beautiful location

Photo taken by Janis Ford 9/27/2008


BH Photo #216755


Pratt through truss bridge over Conneaut Creek on Horton Road (TH 429A)
Ashtabula County, Ohio
Closed June 17, 2009
Built 1899 by the King Bridge Co.
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 122.1 ft.
Total length: 128.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Also called
Horton Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.88833, -80.60333   (decimal degrees)
41°53'18" N, 80°36'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/532908/4637454 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 432644 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 11.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 31, 2013: New photo from Janis Ford



Horton Road Bridge
Posted December 29, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Obviously it doesn't appear they are in much of a hurry to replace it. Looking at the satellite view it would be easy to straighten the road a bit and leave it in place! I'm just concerned they will scrap it and build a God awful modern covered bridge in it's place!

Horton Road Bridge
Posted December 29, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

For what it's worth:

"Ashtabula County commissioners, acting upon the recommendation of County Engineer Tim Martin, voted Tuesday to close the Horton Road bridge over Conneaut Creek.


Martin said the bridge will remain in place until the funding is available to remove it and build a new structure. As for preserving the existing bridge, Martin said the State Historic Preservation Office will review the county’s request to remove the bridge when the time comes. His preference would be to replace the bridge with a structure that could accommodate snowplows and safety forces’ vehicles, and perhaps use the steel structure in one of the county’s parks."

Not sure if the guy's still working for the county, but if the bridge ultimately has to go, at least thinking about re-using it elsewhere has to count for something...

Horton Road Bridge
Posted December 29, 2018, by Andy Pochatko (pochatko1 [at] aol [dot] com)